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Delicacies of Finland introduces Finnish local and organic food specialties from small manufacturers and producers coming from provinces all around Finland. Beer Festival Syystober serves a variety of best Finnish beers from mostly small breweries. The event will take place at the heart of Helsinki, Rautatientori between the 20th and 22nd of August. Come and enjoy Finnish flavors in summery Helsinki! Entrance is free.

In October, in the Capital City of Finland the biggest food and wine event in the country takes place. It’s held at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre (Mussekeskus) and it brings together international gastronomic delicacies that visitors can taste as well as culinary experiences. It is a real paradise for gastronomy lovers that runs over four days.

‘Taste of Helsinki’ is a must for those who enjoy big open air events and the taste of authentic regional food accompanied by great entertainment. This four-day-long event is a boutique picnic; an enjoyable journey through the flavours of the city that takes place in June in the centre of Helsinki. It brings together Helsinki’s best restaurants, famous chefs, great drinks, the best food from around Finland and live music.

At the end of August, the delights of various Finnish provinces meet in Helsinki city centre for the ‘Delicacies of Finland’ Event (Herkkujen Suomi). It is an event that has become a must for visitors to the Finnish Capital City in summer. It is the perfect chance to take a journey across the world of flavours Finland has to offer without ever having to leave Helsinki.

The Local Wild Food Challenge is a culinary food competition that is growing in popularity around the world. It now has six international stops that include two European Countries: France and Finland. This particular event promises a real fun spectacle mix of wild food and entertainment that will take place in Tuusula(Finland) in September.

Karjalanpiirakat come from Karelian kitchen and they are a great gift for Finnish food tradition. Recipe of the pies were spread first from Karelia to East Finland after the wars and then to the whole country. Finnish adapted these pies quickly to their ordinary and festival cuisine. Nowadays some find it easier just to buy pies ready made from grocery store, but baking the pie oneself is almost just as easy as well.

Finnish eat a lot of bread and they consume it even 50kg/110lbs each, every year! One of the most popular and traditional breads in Finland is Rye Bread (Ruisleipä). There are many recipes for this dark bread and each part of Finland seems to have their own traditional way of making it. Here is one basic recipe for good and healthy fiber rich Finnish Rye Bread.

Cinnamon Buns, or Korvapuustit in Finnish, are buns filled with cinnamon, sugar and butter. Cinnamon Buns are served oven warm with a glass of ice cold milk. Cinnamon Buns are sure to reward your taste buds! Finnish love their Cinnamon Buns and these buns even have their own annual National Day, which is celebrated every 4th of October.

Restaurant Day is a worldwide food carnival when anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can happen anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.

 

The genuine taste of Finnish Food derives from its pure lakes, farmlands and forests.  Taste its sweetness with this delicious recipe.